Netflix’s Marco Polo made relatively few waves for such a gorgeous and expensive production, but will Season 2 fare any better? If nothing else, action among the Mongol empire appears significantly upped in the first trailer for Season 2, along with a stylish new poster.

Ahead of its July 1 premiere, Netflix released the first official trailer for the second season of its epic historical drama, along with a new poster. Given a “war within” breaking out amongst the empire, the full description reads thusly:

In a world replete with greed, betrayal, sexual intrigue and rivalry, Marco Polo is based on the famed explorer’s adventures in Kublai Khan’s court in 13th Century China, and the dark and tempestuous battle for the expanding Mongol empire.

Netflix Marco Polo Season 2 Poster

In addition to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon star Michelle Yeoh, the Marco Polo Season 2 cast includes Lorenzo Richelmy as the famed historical figure himself, along with, Benedict Wong as Kublai Khan, Joan Chen as Empress Chabi, as well as Zhu Zhu, Olivia Cheng, Claudia Kim, Rick Yune, Remy Hii, Mahesh Jadu and Uli Latukefu.

You can watch the trailer again above, but will Marco Polo fare any better in Season 2? All episodes premiere on July 1.

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